Russian President Vladimir Putin stonily refused to look at the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of an U.S. election-year cyberattack during a contentious Fox News interview Monday.
After the one-on-one between Putin and President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland, Fox News host Chris Wallace conducted a fiery interview with the Russian leader, clutching the indictment in his hand, and asking the Russian leader, “May I give this to you to look at sir? Here.”
Putin — who smiled and giggled as Wallace explained the allegations in the indictment — quickly went stonily silent as Wallace leaned toward him with the papers, waving them off to a table between the pair.
He then launched into a long explanation about the veracity of the emails — during which Wallace interrupted several times, getting scolded by Putin to “have some patience.”
“Interference with domestic affairs of the United States, do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced the United States and influenced the choice of millions of Americans?” Putin asked testily.